Budweiser Select 55 | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Select 55 is brewed with specialty malts and a blend of imported and domestic hopping. Select 55 has a light golden color and offers aroma notes of toasted malt and subtle hopping.

Added by jsh420 on 09-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
576
Reviews:
144
Avg:
1.74
pDev:
37.36%
 
 
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11
Gots:
101
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Photo of Damian74
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Brew33
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Vancer
1.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

The only thing remotely resembling beer is the pour, faint straw yellow with no head or lace. No aroma or taste either, this is just a glass of water with a dollop of grain and rice tossed in for beer effect. Thankfully, I was given one and did not lay down any hard earned money on it.

With this, I wrap up my reviewing days.

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Photo of Roguer
2.46/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Fairly dark orange appearance; looks like cider. Good sized white head, slightly wispy, with poor retention; quickly fades to mere residue and glass lining.

Muted corn aroma with herbal, floral hop notes. Not overly malty and sweet.

Flavor is as watery and thin as the body. However, it's not without a decent bite to it. Light caramel grains, a little sweet - but again, not as bad in this respect as its kin - and a crisp hoppiness fighting to be noticed.

Thin body, lively in a seltzer water kind of way, with an oily, lingering, cloying finish. Altogether leans toward unpleasant.

Simply put, I've had worse beers, even masquerading as craft. This is overall not that terrible, and is far more drinkable than its AAL brethren - even those made by the same company. The extremely low ABV is, for some, a selling point; I would prefer more body and take the caloric hit.

Still, as with all AALs: drink it cold. Opening up is not something you want from this brew.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.94/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I have one of these left sitting lonely at the back of the fridge. Thought I'd take time to give it a fair shot.

Appearance - Very small ring of head that vaporizes almost instantly. A simple ring of carbonation is left at the top. The body is absolutely clear, and straw in appearance. Read a novel through it.

Smell - Stale cornbread, malts, and mildewy barn grain. Some artificial adjunct dextrin, as well. Bouquet is very weak.

Taste - Very cornbready. Lots of empty club soda. Corn husks. A hint of overripe cherry tomato. Mostly club soda and corn husks.

Mouthfeel - Very fizzy. Refreshing though. Easy to drink if you're guzzling it down for hydration.

Overall - The ultimate session beer because you just can't seem to drink them fast enough to get a buzz. I'd say this is best in a 100+ degree weather situation, with over 60% humidity, because you know a porter ain't gonna do the trick there. It's the ultimate guzzler, even though it tastes like utter shit, you can drink a 12 pack and not feel quite as guilty as having five Imperial Stouts in a row.

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Photo of user785335
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Pegasus
1.89/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with a moderate, persistent white head, good patchy lacing, and an abundance of small fast-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Dusty, with mineral notes, and a faint caramel presence. There seems to be a slight herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens with slightly toasted caramel malt, as the taste progresses, a mild vegetable note appears, somewhat like cooked corn. Finishes with a lingering graininess, somewhat like unsalted, air-popped popcorn kernels.

Mouth feel: Rather thin, with aggressive, slightly stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: I am not trying to be excessively critical, but at fifty-five calories, and an ABV of 4.8 percent, I wonder how different this would be from a "normal" 110 calorie, 5.0% ABV lager cut with fifty percent carbonated mineral water.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

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Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev +72.4%

Photo of rydev24
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
2/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of misternebbie
1.06/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

just not a serious beer, not more than a beer to drink when you on a diet

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Photo of South2NW
1.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
1.55/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Hanzo
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of chuckgietzen
1.53/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of matjack85
1.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I found a shopping cart full of these 12oz cans at the Foremost Liquor store in Glendale Heights, IL for 50¢ a can, so I grabbed one to try it. Born on date on the bottom of the can says 8/25/11 on it, so this can is about 5 months old.

The beer poured out a crystal clear pale gold color and made a ½-finger fizzy white head that dissipated to nothing within 5 seconds - not even a trace of film on top and absolutely no lacing whatsoever.

The rest of the review can be summed up thusly: This beer has no smell, no flavor, no taste, no body, and no reason to buy it. Go get yourself a glass of ice water and you've basically got the same thing.

It is carbonated, so maybe change that to selzer water and there you have it. Nothing offensive about it other than it masquerading itself as a beer, but hey, at this price it's even cheaper than bottled water, so it's got that going for it I guess.

2.4% alcohol, so go knock yourself out with a six-pack, but if if you really want to try a decent light beer go get a Sam Adams Light. This Bud Select 55 does nothing for me.

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Photo of kristougher
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of WesMantooth
1.51/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

55 calories? I thought it tasted like 50, tops. It is better than Mich Ultra, but so is the water you would squeeze out of a wet cardboard box that a cat pissed in.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
1.29/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cliff1066
1.6/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jsprain1
1.53/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Pale straw. Fizzy head disappears immediately.
S- It smells like grains steeped in water. If it were stronger it would be like when you forget about that empty bowl of cereal for a couple days.
T- Grainy, slightly metallic. Undeniably watery. Best drunk tremendously cold.
M- Watery. Thin. Initially overcarbed, but by the end the carbonation is gone.
D- Easy to drink, in that it's almost water. Not easy to drink in that it doesn't taste that great.

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Photo of Prost76
1.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Doomcifer
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
1.74 out of 5 based on 576 ratings.
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